Baker’s Dozen ventures to Japan to welcome our next featured
“I started listening to Hip Hop in the 90’s. My interest grew slowly
until it became a collection of records, CDs and taped VHS. This
then evolved into experiments, sampling and chopping WAVs on free
versions of WaveLab. In 2003 this became an MPC 2000XL. I was
living in Los Angeles at the time so I had started going to shows
and hanging out with people who shared similar interests. We all
began to gather and learn together. Records became beats which
became freestyle sessions, songs, laughter and much coughing.
After several years I returned to Tokyo and it’s been 10 years since
I have been back.
I still make beats the same way. Going off of feeling I would get when
I hear a record. The selection of sounds has changed slightly in
accordance with my current environment. Still mostly sample-based
but adding new and old tools have become part of my process. Just
continuing to create music my body and spirit needs to feel good.”